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The Beauty of Art: A Showcase of Talent

August 8, 2022 7:09pm | Marela Cortés

The earthy smell of clay being manipulated in the hands of summer students invaded my senses as I stepped into the ceramics classroom near the Grill. Students were immediately hard at work as they had an upcoming exhibition on August 3rd, from five to seven at night in the Lamont Gallery. Moa Lopez, a student of Cuban descent, spoke about how “all the five weeks we’ve spent here have been used to prepare for the exhibition.” “I really enjoyed the class,” Moa explained. “It…

We’re All Booked Up

August 8, 2022 6:59pm | Marela Cortés

Although the session is coming to an end, reading doesn’t stop for some students here at Exeter summer. Thanks to the different locations in town that provide a space for readers to buy, select, and read books such as the Exeter Bookstore, the Water Street Bookstore, Exeter town’spublic library, and the Phillips Exeter Library, among other places, avid readers were able to quench their bookish thirsts. Raina Mathews, a girl who was holding “Salem’s Lot” by Stephen King in her ha…

College Tour: Me and Tom Jefferson

August 8, 2022 6:51pm | Pedro Cavelier

During PEA summer, while some students like to stay on campus, others love to make trips into the surrounding towns and cities. I took it to a whole new level and last weekend went to the University of Virginia. My love for this university started way before high school; as both of my brothers graduated from this college, I have had the opportunity to visit the campus many times. When reaching my junior year and starting the process, UVA quickly became my number one interest and priority as …

Oh No! Say it Ain’t So!

August 8, 2022 3:50pm | Selim Affes, Gavin Lie

This is it. The end is near. It is time for you to say your goodbyes. You sure read that right. Exeter Summer is coming to an end. Students have been here for almost five weeks and many have grown attached, not only to this place Exeter and the Academy, but also to the people who inhabit this wonderful campus. Exeter has allowed us to create lifelong friends, and the experiences here have all been unforgettable. When students realize the summer program is coming to a close, many of the…

He’s a Chess Master, Mate

August 6, 2022 10:14pm | Alis Fruehstorfer

Exeter Summer 2022 would be incomplete if Eduardo Fernandez had chosen to leave his chess set inthe corner of his room to collect dust. The student from Miami, Florida -- better known as the “chess master” or the “chess legend” -- can usually be found parked at a picnic table with his latest opponent. Eduardo was introduced to the game of chess by his brother around the age of 10. He watched hisbrother play matches against the math teacher and had to know more. At the time chess was …

Hamm Program Nurtures Leaders of the Future

July 30, 2022 1:54pm | Luis Sabater

The Hamm Leadership Program is one of the factors responsible for the fact that hundreds of students want to spend the summer in PEA. All this due to one couple's evolution and the good work that was done and is being done to teach such an important topic in life and much more in a teenager.  First of all, it is important to travel back in time to meet the person who makes all of this possible. Of course this program bears his last name. This refers to Charlie Hamm, an example of someone in…

Our Star Pianist’s Triumphal Return

July 29, 2022 12:57am | Alis Fruehstorfer

Her fingers skipped and danced across the keys, creating a euphony of sweet and short notes that ended with a final pound and a swipe through the air. She looked out to the audience, gave a bow, and walked off the stage of Carnegie Hall.   Claire Charanachitta, an Access Exeter Student, started her excursion from Phillips Exeter Academy to New York City the morning of Tuesday, July 19. She climbed into the car, temporarily said farewell to the school, and…

THE FIRST WIN AS A TEAM

July 21, 2022 7:16pm | Luis Sabater

The PEA Soccer Team won a very difficult and tight game against some very good rivals like the Exeter Blue Hawks. It was a victory worked by each of the players and would result in a 1-0 score. Tuesday’s afternoon match developed slightly slow perhaps, but that scheme would be broken when the desired PEA goal arrived in a fantastic play and definition by the left winger, Lucas. The team showed commitment and union despite not having such a colorful game.  In a few words from…

Canobie Lake Outing: Untamed to Xtreme Frisbee

July 21, 2022 7:05pm | Pedro Cavelier

On Saturday July 16th, Exeter students went on a trip to Canobie Lake amusement park in Salem, New Hampshire. This park, which has a lot of attractions and roller coasters, also allows the tourists to ride on water slides.  The park has 85 attractions including roller coasters, water slides, and games in which prizes can be won. Among the 200 Exeter students who went, many said that although the park was pretty small, and the lines were pretty long, lasting from 30 to 50 minutes, overal…

For the Class of ‘22, The Play’s the Thing

July 21, 2022 6:35pm | Giada Leone

Due to last year's terrible Covid situation, Exeter Summer students were not able to participate in the annual end of summer production. Thankfully, this year, around twenty students are back and working hard as they prepare for this year's musical! It includes a mix of "Annie", "Matilda", "High School Musical", "Six Ex Wives", "The Greatest Showman", "Les Miserables", and many more! The rehearsals run in the Goel Center Theater & Dance, and on July 18, students had their first official …